That Fall Look We All Love to Rock

While 2021’s fall fashion runways are full of eccentric ensembles that often seem out of this world, the rest of us prefer more down-to-earth looks. As the weather gets colder and the sunny days of summer come to an end, we find ourselves looking forward to cozy clothing and comfortable footwear. Yet, we still want to look our best.

For many, that means wearing several iterations of the same basic outfit. No, it’s not a sign of failing fashion creativity. Rather, it’s a testament to the functional yet fashionable look of that autumn outfit we all know and love. You know the one I’m talking about! If you don’t, then keep reading.

Background

Rather than beat around the bush for another 600 words, let’s cut right to the chase and explain the “Han Solo Season” meme. For the two people who never saw Star Wars, Han Solo is a character whose lovable rogue personality is partly defined by his signature outfit. That outfit consists of leather boots, dark blue trousers, a light-colored long-sleeved top, and a dark-colored jacket or vest.

Sound familiar? That’s because if you’re reading this between September 30th and December 1st, there’s a good chance you’re wearing the exact same outfit right now. Women around the world have come to embrace the Han Solo look, and why not? It’s a fabulous outfit for traveling through the coldness of deep space as well as apple picking in Vermont.

With this in mind, let’s break this classic outfit down into its individual pieces to highlight how, despite the similarities, it’s possible to assemble a one-of-a-kind look that nobody else in the universe is rocking:

The shirt

This classic autumn ensemble always involves a light-colored long-sleeved top. From junior size henley shirts to plus size off the shoulder tops, these cozy yet stylish options lay the foundation for layering up. Throwing on a vest or jacket is as easy as taking it off, which leads us to our next section:

The jacket or vest

When it comes to our favorite fall outfit, the jacket or vest is perhaps the most important part. That’s because it’s the most noticeable and easy to swap out. Since most options lean towards military chic, they all tend to feature deep pockets, minimal color variation and are made from durable fabrics.

The slacks

Han Solo always wore dark navy or brown trousers with stripes along the pant legs. This is where most women correctly decide to stray, choosing instead to wear denim. While khakis and jeggings are also popular substitutes, hip-hugging navy denim tends to be the prevailing choice for most wearers.

The boots

It all comes down to footwear. In this case, the choices all include boots. From over-the-knee and knee-high suede to leather riding boots, we all own at least one pair. If tall styles aren’t your thing, Chelsea and ankle boots work as well. You can even get away with wearing high heel boots, although that might cut into the whole comfy and cozy thing.

The accessories

Unless you count the blaster on his hip, Han Solo didn’t wear much in the way of accessories. However, those wearing this classic autumn outfit will likely want to make it their own with the help of wide bracelets and hoop earrings. A matching handbag never hurt, either.

Who would have thought the lasting legacy from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away would be an outfit? It turns out there’s a lot of practicality that went into what Han Solo chose to wear. So much so that we can’t help but rock the same look every time the leaves turn brown.

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